The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: The last few years have seen significant increases in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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Special Offer - Young bird flying kits.
Over the last two years I have invested in some additional breeding stock that I am convinced will enhance the quality of my flock significantly. Unfortunately, due to health issues that make it difficult to do the physical labor associated with the sport (catching birds, lifting full crates, etc.), I have decided not to race young birds this year. I will still be raising young, but will keep very few of them. Many will go out to futurity and auction races, but the bulk of them will be sold. Therefore I am now offering young bird flying kits at the very reasonable price of 8 for $250 with free shipping, or 12 for $375 also with free shipping.They will be my choice, but they will be the same birds I would normally fly myself. And, unlike many other sellers of flying kits, I will provide pedigrees just in case you choose to set some aside for future breeding. They will become available as they leave the nest. 50% non-refundable deposit will reserve them now.
2013 HVR cock from the flying team. Flew 5 races out to 180 miles. Would have flown more but our club flew only one OB race this year. Sire is "Mr. Attitude" bred by Ron Deisher, inbred to some of Lou Coletta's best. Dam is a Ned Beasley HVR bred by Jeff Draney. Price: $75
|2.||July hatch red HVR cock, carrying the gene for dilution. Sire of this cock is a double grandson of Lou Coletta's "Cinnamon", who having been purchased for $21,000 proceeded to produce four winners from her first four eggs for the purchaser. Dam is a yellow HVR hen that was sold on this site earlier this month. She is a sibling of a money winner and a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. Half of this cock's daughters will be dilute (Silver/dun or ash yellow)and half his sons will carry dilute. Price: $100|
|3.||2014 Skylake Sion cock. The Skylake Sions are arguably the most beautiful of all the families of racing quality homing pigeons in the world, and this cock is no exception. Dam is directly from Dr. Mike Brown in California, and sire is out of a pair of birds from Dr. Brown. He is a June hatch and was not flown, but was retained for breeding. I have been torn as to whether to part with him, but I absolutely must cut back on the total number of pigeons kept. He is being offered at what I believe is about half his true value. (If you doubt that, just go to iPigeon.com and see what these birds are bringing at auction.) Great pigeon, great price, full pedigree. Price reduced: $100|
Sire of a Race Winner! 2006 blue check Dworek cock, purchased from Barry Venn as a young bird. I know I am repeating myself, but the only reason he is available is due to a necessary downsizing of the breeding loft. Grandson of Dworek's foundation cock 609 on dam's side; g-grandson AND g-g-grandson of 609 on sire's side! Sire of AU 2011 WCOF 1561, a race winner at 125 miles. Low price on him due to his age, but as of this year he was filling every egg. Price: $100
DIRECT FROM THE BREEDING LOFT - 2011 Huysken-VanRiel cock. Bred by Ron Deisher and goes back to Michael Van Lint and Lou Coletta HVR's, including "Black Rain", "Black Beauty", "Judy Hart", and 1180. This pigeon would be considered a "keeper" if I did not find it necessary to downsize due to health reasons. Price reduced: $75
|6.||Large 2014 Faded blue check cock, no. 4869, from the YB flying team. He was a late hatch and only got to fly one race, from 120 miles. He had been injured earlier and carries a dent in his keel to attest to the fact that he is definitely a flyer. He didn't really get a chance to prove himself, but I am overloaded with flying cocks, so I can afford to let him go. His sire is the HVR cock listed below at no. 7, and his dam is unflown but is the sister of a race winner. 4869 is also the grandson of a race winner. Dam is a dilute, so this cock carries the gene for dilute in case that is something that might interest you. This pigeon is probably about 5/8 HVR. Price: $75|
2013 blue bar hen, no. 3008, from the flying team. She has flown five races out to 180 miles, four of them as a young bird (our club flew just one OB race in 2014). Her sire is the famous "Wonder" family and was bred by Sonny McGowan of Pennsylvania. Her dam is a hen bred by Ron Pairan of Ohio. Both maternal grandparents are AU Registered Champions. Price: $75
Son of one race winner and nephew of another race winner!
2013 blue check cock, no. 3051. Flew 5 races out to 180 miles. He is a mixture of several families, with established quality on both sides. Sire is unflown but a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. "Snake River" is a beautiful "white lace" or "pearl" coloration, which is actually spread recessive opal. Dam is a true silver (diulte blue) bred by Sal Rodriguez of Utah. She was 1st club(254 birds) and 2nd concourse (500+ birds)at 162 miles. Remember, paper doesn't fly; pigeons do. This bird is fully pedigreed, but performance, not fancy names, is what matters. This is a performance pedigree all the way. Price: $75
This cock was bred from this past year and produced five youngsters, one of which flew the 300-mile GNEO futurity. One flew the 250-mile MVS auction race, one was given to a new flyer in our club, and the other two were shipped to a new fancier in PA who wanted birds young enough to settle. Although he looks like a silver red bar, 2018 will breed as a blue, since cherry is a recessive gene. If however, he is mated to a recessive opal or a bird carrying recessive opal, he will produce opals and perhaps even another cherry. 2018's sire is a full brother to a 200-mile winner, and he goes back to that family on both sides. He is a blend of several strains, but is primarily HVR and VanHee. Price: $100 - SOLD (CIO)
|10.||2014 black cock no. 4765, that flew 100, 100, and 120 on this year's young bird team. I would normally keep this bird to fly as an old bird, but I have extra cocks. He is approximately 3/4 Dworek. His sire is out of a 200 mile winner, and the sire was sold on this site several weeks ago. His dam is out of an AU Registered Champion. I don't sell many of my flyers, but here is one at a very attractive price. There is an even chance that he carries recessive opal. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|11.||SOLD Daughter of a Race Winner! 2014 black hen , no. 4804, from the flying team. She flew just one race of 100 miles as a young bird before we had to stop her due to the moult. Her sire is AU 2010 WCOF 0052, "Snake River", aka "Little Snake", a 200-mile winner who was stocked after winning two diplomas. "Snake River" is a beautiful "white lace" spread recessive opal who continues to raise us some very nice blacks. We still have two of 4804's siblings on the team, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews. Her mother is a blue bar Janssen and is the daughter of an AU Registered Champion. Mate her to a good recessive opal cock or a cock carrying opal and you will obtain some truly beautiful offspring. Recessive opal is not particularly rare among racing homers so it shouldn't be that hard to find an appropriate mate. You could even try her on the black cock listed above, as they are both from the same successful family. Price: $75 - Sold (PH)|